Summer is in the air — you can travel yes, but you can’t escape the heat, humidity and the blazing sun, unless you plan on being a hermit and hiding indoors or traveling down under. If escape is unavoidable they say you might as well get on with the program and get your summer skincare habits in place. Lets go
Learn The Skincare Codex — Repair & Treat Sun Damage
A tan may be a popular summer look, but it indicates skin damage.
What causes skin damage? — UV light causes photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results (including the stripping of barrier lipids) causing inflammation, production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth, and stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes.
What to do? — Bombard your skin with age-fighting ingredients to help undo any damage that may occur, and to further protect it from the aging effects of UV. Be Sun Smart!
Be Sunscreen Sauvé — When In Doubt, Apply & Reapply!
Why? — It’s not enough to just apply sunscreen. you must apply enough, and apply frequently. Studies indicate that most people do not apply nearly as much daylight protection as they should.
How Much? — A teaspoon for the face. For the body, about as much as would fill a shot glass (1 fl. oz.).
How often? — Re-apply every two hours.
Skin Saving Tip: Stay out of the midday sun from mid-morning to late afternoon whenever you can.
Master The Hydration Etiquette — Make Friends With H20
Why? — Higher temperatures and more time outdoors leads to internal dehydration, which can result in headaches and dizzy spells!
What you can do? — Drink 8-10 glasses of plain, filtered water every day. This'd help maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assist in detoxification.
Tip: If you drink caffeinated beverages, you must triple the amount of water you drink! Bottoms Up!